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My long-standing conviction is that men and women are indeed different, and that women's values are superior to men's, statistically speaking.

But perhaps this is just deep-seated misandry on my part (or philogyny?)?

Another theory springs to mind, sparked by the "politicians are psycopath" meme, or factoid, irresponsibly spread by Sven the other day.

Where sexual parity is imposed in a given political system, you have a sudden vacuum. Every party or faction suddenly needs to find women to fill eligible positions in their lists. They often actually have to go out and recruit them, lacking enough female activists. This does indeed mean that they tend to be selected from a wider range of backgrounds than the male cadre.

So, often, the women who are elected have not been submitted to the years of internal competition for eligible positions. Their male equivalents are not their running mates, but those who gave up in disgust years ago, sick and tired of the manoeuvring and infighting for the interesting jobs.

According to this theory, you have therefore, among elected women, a much lower percentage of psychopaths than are to be found in the population of elected men.

Just a theory.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Sun Dec 19th, 2010 at 12:56:37 PM EST

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